The Middle East

The Middle East: In-Depth Reports

Will the Trump-Putin Summit Lead to Some Pushback Against Iran in Syria?

Iran refuses to retreat from the Syrian battleground Read More »

Economics Won’t Help. The Palestinians Will Continue with Terror Attacks

Religious and ideological motives eclipse societal and economic benefits. Read More »

The Gaza Strip and “the Deal of the Century”

Palestinian Authority Chairman Abbas digs in his heels against the deal Read More »

The Many Ways Palestinians Violate International Law

Incendiary kites and balloons, poisonous fumes, arson, children as human shields, rockets, attack tunnels, and murder – that’s just a start. Read More »

The Caliph & the Ayatollah

The Caliph & the Ayatollah

The Iranian project to create an atomic bomb and the parallel fight by Sunni ISIS to dominate Christians, Jews, and infidel Muslims appears to many as political fiction. This new book by Fiamma Nirenstein sheds light on the siege that Shiite and Sunni extremist ideologies have placed upon our world, and the reasons why they will not give up unless we defeat them. Read More »

Who is Responsible for the Harsh Humanitarian Situation in Gaza?

The Palestinian Authority government blames Hamas for abusing Palestinian residents, while taking advantage of their difficult situation. Read More »

Erdogan’s Turkey Intensifies Involvement in Gaza and Jerusalem

Erdogan wants to restore the Temple Mount to Muslim rule. Read More »

Mahmoud Abbas Refuses to Ease Sanctions on Gaza Strip

Tragically, Palestinian suffering is self-inflicted Read More »

Is Tahrir Square Coming to Ramallah?

Did the spark that ignited the Arab Spring in Cairo just land in Ramallah? Read More »

Is Iraq Heading toward a Constitutional Crisis?

Were ballot boxes set ablaze to avoid an election recount? Read More »

Jordan Faces Serious Government Crisis

Unprecedented protests are going on in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Read More »

Russia Constrains Iran

Is Iran’s “Axis of Resistance” cracking? Read More »

Did Israel Use “Disproportionate Force” to Protect the Gaza Fence?

What does international law say about hostile “demonstrators” breaching a border? Read More »

Hamas, Gaza, and the Rush to Judgment

What is common among all the critics of Israel is a kind of rush to judgment by which people automatically assume that Israel is to blame for whatever has occurred. Read More »

The Mystery of Mahmoud Abbas’ Health

Who’s next in line to lead the Palestinian Authority? Read More »